University of Georgia - Home of the Prestigious Peabody Awards


From its origins in 1940 as the “Pulitzer Prize for Radio,” the Peabody Awards, presented by the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, has grown to recognize broadcast and cable television programs, websites, blogs and other forms of digital media. Named for UGA benefactor George Foster Peabody, this annual award is uniquely prestigious because the 16-member Peabody Board must unanimously agree upon the winners. Unlike many other high profile awards, there is no campaigning to win a Peabody. Entrants cannot buy out ad space in the trade papers in hopes of winning over judges. Once a program is submitted, it competes only on its merits.